The AOL Charge
Posted On: 2021-05-29

In Boy Scouts, when they have an Eagle Court of Honor, a charge or challenge is made to the new Eagle Scout. Tonight, I want to offer such a challenge to each of you. You have now achieved the highest rank in Cub Scouts. I challenge each of you to continue to live by the ideals you have learned in Cub Scouts, especially the Cub Scout motto: "DO YOUR BEST".

I challenge each of you to continue your high level of achievement in Boy Scouts.

I challenge each of you to look at the Arrow of Light badge and think about what it represents:

The sun shedding its light on all that we do. A reminder that you should be a light for those around you.

The seven rays of the sun representing the seven days of the week. A reminder that you should do your best every day.

The arrow is symbolic of everything which is straight and true. Just as you should be straight and true in your lives.

I challenge each of you to follow where that Arrow of Light points:

Forward on the trail of Boy Scout ranks.

Upward to higher challenges.

I challenge each of you to soar to the great heights of an Eagle, and just as this arrow will fly straight to its target, I challenge you to fly straight and true and obtain the Eagle Scout Award. Now as a symbol to remember this occasion, I give to each of you, an arrow.

Congratulations and good luck. Parents, Guests, and Cub Scouts of Pack ____, would you please join with me in giving these boys a standing ovation for achieving the highest award in Cub Scouting.